With a victory over Belgium at the Johan Cruyff Arena with to Virgil van Dijk’s header, the Netherlands advanced to the Nations League finals.
In order for Louis van Gaal’s team to defeat second-placed Belgium,
whom they defeated 4-1 in the rematch in June, they needed to win by three goals.
But after 73 minutes,
Liverpool’s Van Dijk intercepted Cody Gakpo’s corner to guarantee their advancement.
In the group stage, the Dutch finished unbeaten and six points ahead of Belgium.
Roberto Martinez, the manager of Belgium,
called the team’s humiliating loss to the Netherlands in their previous encounter “a required wake-up call”
and declared that his team was out for “revenge” going into their matchup in Amsterdam.
After defeating Belgium in the Johan Cruyff Arena with a header, the Netherlands advanced to the Nations League finals.
In order to defeat second-placed Belgium,
who they defeated 4-1 in the rematch in June,
Louis van Gaal’s team needed to win by three goals.
However, they were assured of their advancement when,
after 73 minutes, Liverpool defender Van Dijk intercepted Cody Gakpo’s corner.
With six points more than Belgium at the end of their group stage,
the Dutch were undefeated.
The crushing setback Belgium suffered in their previous match against the Netherlands, according to Belgium manager Roberto Martinez,
was “a required wake-up call,” and he declared that his team was out for “revenge” before their encounter in Amsterdam.
However, Belgium failed to score for the first time in 50 games,
and the Netherlands will enter the World Cup riding a 15-match winning streak.
The Netherlands defeated Belgium 1-0 thanks to Virgil van Dijk’s game-winning goal to take first place in League A Group 4 overall.
With the victory, the Netherlands now have 16 points,
which is almost six points more than Roberto Martinez’s Red Devils,
who are in second place with 10 points.
Belgium was defeated 1-0 by the Netherlands, who went on to win their Nations League group.
The Netherlands looked at ease the entire game, and Roberto Martinez’s team struggled to produce enough opportunities to defeat their opponents and go to the semi-final.
In order to win their Nations League group, the Netherlands defeated Belgium 1-0.
The Roberto Martinez team needed to defeat their opponents by three goals in order to advance to the semi-finals, but they produced few chances and the Netherlands maintained an air of complacency the entire time.
The first 45 minutes of the game were played at a friendly-like tempo, but things did change after the interval when Belgium increased their level of effort.
Since their elimination from Euro 2020 after losing to the Czech Republic, the orange squad has gone undefeated. Van Gaal is back in charge of the national team for the third time, and he has them performing admirably. They hardly had to shift out of a low gear tonight because the game was played at a leisurely tempo. However, they possess some wonderful technical players in their side who have tonnes of speed and cunning in attack, and they bang the ball around with such confidence. They appear to be solid defensively, and Van Dijk has excellent control over the back three.
Since their defeat against the Czech Republic and subsequent elimination from Euro 2020, the orange squad has gone undefeated. Van Gaal has taken charge of the national team once more, and he has them performing beautifully. In actuality,
they hardly ever had to shift out of low gear during this game tonight due to the lethargic tempo. They do, however, pass the ball about with such assurance and have some wonderful technical players in their lineup with plenty of speed and cunning in attack. Their defence appears solid, and Van Dijk well controls the back three.